West Essex students, groups and sports teams are organizing fundraisers to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
West Essex High School Principal Gary Suda said students are planning a variety of ways to help the hurricane victims and want to ensure that their efforts benefit the victims in New Jersey.
The Freshman Class has already collected more than $80 in loose change during lunches. (Pictured here, Freshman Student Council President Evan Snerson and Secretary Isabelle Caine along with High School Principakl Gary Suda, drop some change in the High School Cafeteria to benefit Hurricane victims. Not pictured and very involved with the drive are Freshman Student Council Vice President Andrew Rubinich and Treasurer Sheri Astorino.)
The West Essex High School Volleyball Team played the Rumson-Fair Haven Volleyball Team a few days after the hurricane and provided a delicious dinner for the Rumson-Fair Haven tean. The team was unable to practice for two weeks and many of the players and coaches were still without power two weeks after the storm. The team really appreciated a nice hot meal.
The Masquers of West Essex will donate $1 from every ticket sold for "Our Town," Saturday and Sunday and $2 from each "Our Town" T-shirt sold to the relief efforts.
WEFE is planning a December 15 Broadway concert to benefit the victims.
The National Honor Society will sell rubber bracelets and the English National Honor Society is collecting books for the Moonachie Elementary School Library.
Clothing will also be collected in boxes near the high school office.
The West Essex Middle School raised $1,878 at its walkathon Tuesday, which is being donated to hurricane victims through the Red Cross.
Teachers can also pay $5 on certain Fridays to wear denim to benefit the victims of Sandy.